Latest posts by Alexandra Shanahan (see all)
- Heartland Daily Podcast: How to Grow the Charter School Movement - June 1, 2013
- Heartland Daily Podcast: The Media and Global Warming - May 31, 2013
- Heartland Daily Podcast:Schools, Data-Mining, and Invasions of Privacy - May 23, 2013
My mother always told me to get good grades and become a doctor or a lawyer, but she never mentioned teaching. Perhaps teaching should belong in that upper echelon of high-paying jobs as well. If we want the best and brightest teaching our children, we have to compensate them. If we don’t, they’ll find another profession.
Nevada’s education system is on a downward spiral, says former state Superintendent James Guthrie. He recommends one dramatic change: Paying top teachers $200,000 per year. Dr. Guthrie joins the podcast to discuss his proposal, which he published recently in a Nevada Policy Research Institute paper. We talk about why Nevada has so many rotten teachers, how to pay the best a lot more without increasing the budget, and how anti-elitism is a barrier to getting kids a good education.
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